First Draft For Seahawks’ Pete Carroll & John Schneider: How’d They Do?

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Not a bad first draft for Pete Carroll and John Schneider, who got some good luck on the first two days and made their own luck on the third.
They entered the three-day affair with eight draft picks and, after a busy third day, left with 12 players, including two veteran running backs and a veteran defensive tackle. Make it 13 players if you count Charlie Whitehurst, who was acquired pre-draft for a swap of second-rounders (plus a 2011 third).
That’s a pretty good haul for a tandem that met just three months ago and initially seemed to be in over their heads.
Carroll and Schneider certainly got trumped in trades involving Seneca Wallace and Charlie Whitehurst, but they showed serious restraint in the Brandon Marshall non-deal and again in the first two days of the draft. They stayed the course in both cases, bailing on Marshall when the price went too high and playing it safe with first-round picks, left tackle Russell Okung and safety Earl Thomas, who were exactly...

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